Media Center

The mission of the media center is to strengthen relationships between the media and the travel industry to increase coverage and raise awareness of what’s possible for families through travel. By providing a platform for networking and professional development opportunities, the FTA strives to broaden the expertise and amplify the perspective of all our media members.

 

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Media Members

Vero Autphenne

Categories: Author, Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Travel

Carrie Anne Badov

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Hotels & Resorts

Shellie Bailey-Shah

Categories: Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Amiee White Beazley

Categories: Author, Blogger, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, Food & Wine Travel, Adventure Travel

Laura Begley Bloom

Categories: Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Sharing Economy

Kit Bernardi

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Travel

Nancy Besharah

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel

Michele Bigley

Categories: Author, Blogger, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel

Sally Black

Categories: Author, Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Beth Blair

Categories: Author, Blogger, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Cruises

Kathy Buckworth

Categories: Author, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Theme Parks, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Fitness Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Heather Buen

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Cruises

Carrie Buss

Categories: Blogger, Photographer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Travel Hacking

Carrick Buss

Categories: Blogger, Photographer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Travel Hacking

Elise Caffee

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Flying with Kids

Tara Cannon

Categories: Blogger Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Health & Safety, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Family Friendly Boutique Hotels

Julia Cosgrove

Categories: Editor Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Sharing Economy, Experiential travel

Laura Cyra

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Videographer Status: Freelance
Social Media:

Heather Greenwood Davis

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Educational Travel

Chelsea and Nate Day

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Deborah Dickson-Smith

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Other, Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Diving, coastal and aquatic travel

Katie Dillon

Categories: Blogger, Photographer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Julia Dimon

Categories: Blogger, Videographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Sharing Economy

Lara Dorman

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, LGBT Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Cynthia J. Drake

Categories: Author, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Flying with Kids, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Sharlene Earnshaw

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Elisa Elwin

Categories: Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Special Needs Travel, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Health & Safety, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Australian family travel information

Jennifer Fontaine

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Margalit Sturm Francus

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Videographer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Special Needs Travel, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Health & Safety, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises

Dana H. Freeman

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Skiing

Ethan Gelber

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Food & Wine Travel, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Erin Gifford

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Georgette Gilmore

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel

Tamara Gruber

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel

Jodi Grundig

Categories: Blogger Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Eileen Gunn

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Shira Halperin

Categories: Author, Blogger, Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, International Travel, Flying with Kids

Leslie Harvey

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Categories: Author, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, LGBT Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Health & Safety, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Sharing Economy

Karen Heffren

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Budget Travel

Billie Hillier

Categories: Blogger Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Special Needs Travel, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Active editor of multiple personal travel sites

Sarah Hirsch

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Michael Hodgson

Categories: Author, Blogger, Journalist, Videographer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel Technology, International Travel, Health & Safety, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Cliff Hsia

Categories: Author, Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, International Travel, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Budget Travel

Vanessa Hunt

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Robin Hutson

Categories: Editor, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Therese Iknoian

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel Technology, International Travel, Health & Safety, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Christa Jimenez

Categories: Blogger, Designer, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Bilingual and language immersion travel

Shnieka L. Johnson

Categories: Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Gene Kilgore

Categories: Author, Editor, Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: International Travel

Erin Kirkland

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Melissa Klurman

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel Technology, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel

Amy Tara Koch

Categories: Author, Journalist Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Claudia Laroye

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Adventure Travel

Allison Laypath

Categories: Blogger Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Mia Ljungberg Nevado

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Health & Safety, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel

Amber Mamian

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Cruises

Beth Markley

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Roadtripping, International Travel, Educational Travel, Budget Travel

Cameron Martindell

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Travel Technology, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Kirsten Maxwell

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel

Kyle McCarthy

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel

Carrie McLaren

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Special Needs Travel, Roadtripping, Hotels & Resorts, Cruises, Budget Travel Other Specialty: Florida Travel

Keryn Means

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Roadtripping, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids

Kristi Mehes

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Cruises, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Heather Mundt

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Eileen Ogintz

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Multigenerational Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Karilyn Owen

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel

Megan Padilla

Categories: Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

David Parfitt

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Theme Parks, Educational Travel, Cruises

Lesli Peterson

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Hiking and backpacking, state and national parks

Sarah Pittard

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media:

Lissa Poirot

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Writer Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Travel with Infants, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Adventure Travel

Jen Reyneri

Categories: Author, Blogger, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Food & Wine Travel, Educational Travel, Cruises

Bryanna Royal

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping

Nancy Schretter

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Stephanie Sheaffer

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor Status: Staff, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Food & Wine Travel, Flying with Kids

Nicole Standley

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Cruises, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Culinary Travel

Eric Stoen

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Adventure Travel

Kimberly Tate

Categories: Author, Blogger, Photographer, Videographer, Writer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel Technology, Luxury Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Mia Taylor

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Writer Status: Other, Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel Technology, Roadtripping, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Budget Travel, Adventure Travel

Paige Conner Totaro

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Adventure Travel

Gina Vercesi

Categories: Blogger, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Matt Villano

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Multigenerational Travel, Flying with Kids, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

Priya Vin

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Volunteer Travel, Travel with Teens, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel Other Specialty: Cultural travel

Dr. Jessie Voigts

Categories: Author, Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Other
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Roadtripping, International Travel, Educational Travel

Allison Waken

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Roadtripping, International Travel, Educational Travel

Sara Wellensiek

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Theme Parks, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Educational Travel, Adventure Travel

Amy Whitley

Categories: Blogger, Editor, Journalist, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Roadtripping, Multigenerational Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Travel

Dana Zeliff

Categories: Blogger, Photographer, Writer Status: Freelance
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Teens, Theme Parks, Luxury Travel, International Travel, Hotels & Resorts, Educational Travel, Cruises, Adventure Travel

Claire Zlobin

Categories: Blogger, Writer Status: Staff
Social Media: Specialty Areas: Travel with Infants, Roadtripping, Hotels & Resorts, Flying with Kids, Ecotourism/Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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